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policiesent obama's failed for the past four years. not seeton says many do as victims, as mr. would's comments indicate. aboutere also talking accounts in the cayman islands. >> a fairly wide gap between the candidates for the senate. former governor, democrat tim against republican george allen. that same poll also shows obama ahead of mitt romney. >> police are trying to figure out if 5 attacks in springfield are related. samean was attacked in the block previously. police say each of the five attacks involved a man coming up behind the woman and then running off. >> police officers faced of richard brutality. e police officer filed a $3 against theuit two officers. says he was off duty at the when two officers started beating him. was cited for having an open alcohol container and resisting arrest. one person said he never resisted arrest. >> a recent break-in on monday, california congressman g his office had been burglarized. we have a look at what has been stolen with horace holmes. some very unusual items, but of great value, but the is how is t fee buildingsg into these good
years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: president obama and governor romney have been battling it out on the stump, barnstorming the swing states and flooding the air waves with increasingly negative ads. >> obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare. you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. >> reporter: in the cross hairs, on the stump and in the obama ads -- >> 47% of people -- >> reporter: that infamous tape of romney seeming to write off millions of americans. >> who believe that they're entitled to health care and food. >> reporter: but astonishingly in the debate tonight, those comments never came up. obama declined an opportunity, or simply whiffed, when given the chance, when he was asked a broad question on the role of government. he ended up talking about, well, something. >> in the middle of the civil war, abraham lincoln said, let's help to finance the transcontinental railroad. >> reporter: romney's response was clear, practiced and forcibly delivered. >> we have a responsibility
side. forward anding it congress right now. you have been president for four years. >> the economy, jobs, health care. a lot more. just over a month before election day. tonight, president obama and the stagey took to the first of three .ebates spiri many of you probably have about whoopinions top.up on we are live in our newsroom with bothcomes next for parties. about observation, a la men handedto to other. mitt romney held his own. saying he was more keeping the on defense. that is a victory. got called out a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he has been this tax plan. now, he is saying is big, bold is never mind. >> mitt romney has not laid out the details on how he will taxes, the numbers on not favor him, at least not now. other big battle, a huge dis
for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. [inaudible] >> breaking news is coming in washington.st seven residents were rescued by firefighters. people may soon be searching for e to wait -- to live. tom roussey has the first report of there. now live. >> workers are still out here up the scene tonight. a fire department has not the official cause of the fire. you where it started. started on a second-floor apartment. have since put plywood on e window there. was from the third floor tore a number of folks had be rescued. one man fell. in this video shot by a thehbor, you could see the threeoting out of story apartment building. people on the scene say it was chaos. >> we ran inside to get the people out. >> this man and several others make sure everyone was safe. the the rescuers needed to be themselves. >> i could feel the flames. >> rescued by a ladder truck on the third floor. you can see the flames scorched the latter. >> minutes later, we would of jump
.com. o obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:30. >> the pharmacy that distributed the steroid linked to the deadly fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall. the announced their decision today. it spans nine states including maryland and virginia and has killed at least seven. u.s. health officials reported an additional 27 cases today increasing the total number to 91. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that critical swing state. obama is that a campaign events in california. on the sunday talk show circuit there were still talking about the debate. >> we had a good week. we need to have a good one this began the week after. >> i will not take away from his masterful performance. he did a superb acting job. he did everything but learn to tap dance. >> up next on the debate calendar, a vice presidential debate face-off. >> venezuelan imm
. >> next year. [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll p hgher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars s in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can c afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney d i approve this message. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare bebenefit plans. >> as long as you do not have any forecast about snow, you can go ahead. >> tomorrow, and i st
for debate was four years ago. both sides are downplaying expectations. president barack obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney will square off on the issues in their first side- by-side showdown of this race. >> i think the winner will be declared by the american people based on what the two candidates say and who lays out a vision for the future, some policy details. >> tonight the debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy, health care, and the role of government. the candidates are preparing and many are weighing in on what they need to do. >> i don't think mitt romney has to win this debate. he needs to show that he is presidential and compassionate. >> the president is all about his mannerisms and his style. i think he cannot come across as charitable or impatient. he has to act like he wants to be there and maybe smile a lot. >> tonight could be a critical moment. for both moment according poll, mr. obama holds a 51% to 43% lead in ohio. in virginia and florida, romney is also trailing, but the numbers are much closer. >> he's behind because this has beco
: and diane, take a look at this picture that the obama campaign sent out. it is from four years ago, in oxford, mississippi, then senator obama preparing for his first presidential debate against john mccain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he's behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battleground statements. he needs a circuit breaker and he probably has to do something that gives people that say right now they're voting for the president, to give him a second look. >> give all of us a viewer's guide to what they are prepped to
is that 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth, because michelle obama agreed to marry me, and, so, i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now, we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. four years ago, we went through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. millions of jobs were lost, the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. the financial system had frozen up. and because of the resilience and the determination of the american people, we've begun to fight our way back. over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we've still got a lot of work to do. and so, the question here tonight is not where we've been, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's importa
debate, the new release of a 5-year-old obama speech. >> folks are frustrated. >> what's behind it? and will the speech make any difference tonight? >>> bully backlash on the news. the local anchor woman who became the headline when she took on the man who complained about her weight, head-on. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> why she went public with the hurtful viewer e-mail. and her message for everyone this morning. ♪ put me in, coach i'm ready to play ♪ >>> back in the game. the major league baseball player who took a fast ball to the head. his first time at-bat seven years ago. his fans campaigning for one more shot at glory. and we'll show you what happened at home plate. >>> love having that music coming in. good morning, america. robin recovering from her bone marrow transplant, watching us this morning. great to have elizabeth vargas. >> he had been, adam greenberg, the only player to have his career end on the first pitch of the first at-bat. and that is no longer the case. miami, giving him
for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> well, we are happy to say that the dog is making a recovery. >> the dog was stabbed after an incident. we went out to find out how she is doing. >> with her shaved skin you can still see the scars on this two- year-old. they were worried that she would not make it. it was stabbed seven times. it was following a domestic dispute. >> we were very concerned. >> several of the wounds were serious. michael is an officer with the washington humane society. he has been out there rescuing abused pets. >> i was surprised what happened. in this case, she recovered and is resting. >> walking around. >> how can you do that to that poor little thing? there are some sick people in the world. >> it was thought that the suspect has mental issues. the dog is loving life. >> there are others. you can find them on our website. >> you can learn something from animals like that. >> it is nice to see someone taking such good care of her now. well still to come on abc 7
will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. e have good news for consumers and the economy. credit-card fees have hit an 11- year low. the report found left -- less 3% of accounts for 30 days more overdue. consumers are saving more money workingowing less while down debt. facebook has surpassed the 1 market. mark zuckerberg made the announcement by updating his .acebook status that means one out of every world havee in the facebook. zuckerberg recently made a trip promote facebook to they're looking at ways china. >> the national group every 15 minutes is kicking off the demonstration on the dangers of drinking and driving. they say every 15 minutes injured or killed in related or distracted driving accident. crash simulation that included staged victim's and response.medical tonight at 5:00, a growing concern for new mothers. studies show the developingk of in thecancer increases childbirth and e not sure why. we will talk to a young
proof? read the non-partisan studydy for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more year i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> we are going to have a taste of winter. >> unfortunately, it is on sunday. for the kickoff, it will be 50 degrees with a northerly wind and some cold rain. you can also -- always keep posted on our home page. there is our 3 day weekend. >> we will get through it. >> hav i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can'ustrust him here... how could we ever trust him here? [ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class who move our country forward, work hard raise fam
and keep a smile on your face. inside you want to fall down. >> reporter: four years ago, michelle obama got so nervous in the debates, she didn't like to watch them. she'll be there tomorrow in the debate hall. we turn to david muir who is there. >> reporter: hey, jake. tonight, here are some key decisions made moments ago. a coin toss between the campaigns determining that president obama will be introduced first and will have the first question. governor romney will get the final argument. there was a toss which of the wives would be introduced first. i want to show the debate stage. both podiums. both candidates will stand with one another. that's why the romney team is concentrating on the answers and the body language. where was he earlier today? at chipotle. he's with rob port nman. if you were inside that debate prep room, what would you tell the governor? >> be honest. be straightforward. >> reporter: what do you tell him in the debate room? >> i say show him who you are. there's been bad press because of his comments about the 47% of the 49% that he doesn't care about. he does
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. >>> also ahead, video resurfaces of president obama as a candidate five years ago, talking about issues, and know white house has issued its response. this seems to be the election of the surprise video here. so now it is the president's turn. >> it is october. >> five weeks and counting. >> yep, then the anchorwoman who used her own newscast to respond to criticism about her weight. her on-air message has triggered a nationwide outpouring. >>> later this half-hour, caught on tape. nicki minaj lets loose with a blue streak, cursing out mariah carey in a big "american idol" battle. we'll have it coming up later in "the skinny". we talked a few weeks ago how the two divas are not fans of each other. now, again, more video, surprise video, this morning, niki and mariah, claws out. >> good publicity and good press for the show. ratings will be up, you know that. >> we love each other in case you were wondering. first, american airlines in something of a thaw in the frigid relations between the company and its pilots' union. >> they will be back at the table later this week. talks aimed at a
in mr. obama's practice sessions. the last time the president debated was four years ago and of practice, he says. 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debate. said yesterday the debate is more than just who top. out on tahman bradley, abc news. >> it is 63 degrees outside. still ahead, there could be adrivers with still ahead, there could be adrivers with eggs, bacon, and pancakes. denny's everyday value slam is four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pancakes. yeah. that's right. the four dollar everyday value slam. only four dollars every day. only at dey's. (bell ringshi. yes? you know those delicious granola bunche yes? in honey bunches of oats? i love those. we've added more to every box. really? wow! honey bunches of oats. make your day bunches better. >> good morning. meteorologist jacqui jeras. there are showers across northern virginia. doing okay inside the beltway. fauquier and rappahannock and madison county they are .eeing wet weather rights sprinkles in winchester 60 and it's moving north and east at this time. national, at reagan dulles, 61
at american.com. obama and his liberal allieies? wean't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> drivers in california dealing with record prices at the pump. aaa said the state average for a gallon of regular hit $4.65. that is the highest average since june of 2008. that is the average. in some places, drivers pay more than $5 a gallon. >> in our area, gas prices more variable. the average price in d.c. is $3.85 a gallon. that is down 4 cents from one week ago. in maryland, $3.70. >> customers have a new option to help them shop smarter. the retail giant is teaming up with american express offering free global prepaid cards. they will have no minimum balance with no fees. it is said to be an alternative to debit and checking accounts to help customers manage financing its finances. park's scientists -- >> scientists say they are developing a fuel called dilithium. that is the same name from star trek. they hope to use it to fuel the reactor that could cut the time in half free trip to mars. right now, it could take up to eight months one way. >> that is
proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 -- with leon harris, alison starling, chief meteorologist dougtambrands with sports. abc7 news at 5:00 -- on your side. >> the deadly meningitis irises claimed another life. >> the death toll is now up to 8. we have the latest. >> the centers for disease control is trying to contain at this outbreak. on nationally, tennessee is the epicenter for the opera, locally virginia has recorded nearly two dozen -- outbreak locally virginia has reported nearly two dozen cases. >> the number of cases skyrocketed this past weekend. national resident janet russell is among those sickened. shefering symptoms a week after her steroid injection. >> she has been sick for a long while now, more than any person should have to go through. >> 4000 patients may have been exposed to contaminated steroids, the result of a bad shipment delivered to dozens of clinics nationwide. of eigh
laden on trial if he add surrendered in last year's raid by u.s. navy seals. the book quotes mr. obama as saying, he fought he would been a strong much position politically after bin laden's capture that a criminal trial would have been possible here in the u.s. it also says the president expected bin laden to go down fighting in the raid. the book called "the finish" published in two weeks. >>> and nearly a dozen people in new york are facing charges this morning in a case of international espionage. they are all accused of shipping cutting edge military technology from houston and sending it to russia through jfk airport. believed the computer components ended up in a radar and surveillance equipment and fighter jets as well. >>> trying to pinpoint the source of an meningitis outbreak which left four dead and dozens ill. all received steroid injections before becoming ill. 1 cases were at a national clinic. public health investigators say this meningitis is caused by common fungus and not spread person to person contact. >> it appears to be a particular mold, aspergelis, perez rerese
, going over what is called his briefing book. he has not done this in four years. it is a hot ticket. a lottery for students hoping to see president obama and mitt romney face-off for the first , both practicing against dense -- stand-ins. we had our own version of the with their top surrogates. >> i think we will see a lot of mistruths. >> that is hard to respond to. i cannot even imagine where she such a thing like that. >> he says romney will be specifics like how his budget will something paul ryan was on today. >> we need answers. why are you not more specific? >> when you get in a math conversation, it can take a little while. >> this is deadly earnest. >> republicans say the debate the president's economic policies and high .nemployment rate >> we have been able to build largest grass-roots army in the commonwealth. >> is there an advantage here? romney has the benefit of multiple debates in the primaries. the president has the edge in public opinion polls. the news poll shows 51% say the will the ft mitt debate.n the that matches up with is an abc news washington post poll. y
satellites, and 20 spacett shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. correct checking our top president obama and republican nominee mitt romney tangled over taxes, health care, of government their first debate in denver. e out aggressive and prepared in an effort to shake race. president appeared to be more on defensive for much of the face-off. will be per vigil in did roberta tonight remembering the victims of the d.c. sniper attacks. and people were killed over s in october of 2002. john allen mohammed was executed 2009. boyd malvo now serving a life sentence in a virginia prison. funeral services will be held today for three members of herndon family. killed in a murder-suicide. there was a viewing wednesday before the woman and her two sons. albert peterson killed his wife himself.before killing police investigating an attempted abduction involving a middle school students in bowie. school principal sent a letter parents saying wednesday sports, a man in a red abduct a student as was walking tour bus stop. approached her several times and to get into his
this year saying this. >> if we re-elect barack obama, iran will have a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: but today was unclear what exactly romney would do that would be different. the obama administration imposing tough sanctions already. >> i will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on iran and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. >> reporter: the obama campaign asking just what would those new sanctions be and on libya after the attack in benghazi that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens, blistering words for the obama administration. >> this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam despite the administration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. no, the administration has finally conceded these were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> reporter: romney said today he would vigorously pursue the terrorists. president obama has said he is doing the same thing and the obama campaign trying to remind voters of romney's first reaction criticizing the president as the attack was unfolding. >> our u.s. diplomats were at
hours away. as a video surfaces overnight, forcing both sides to weigh in. it's all about 5-year-old comments made by candidate obama that some are calling racially divisive. but is it as damaging as romney's video about the 47%? >>> and potential progress for american airlines and its pilots, as the airline rushes to explain why seats have come loose. >>> also this morning, firing back. e small town tv anchor woman, now launching a national debate on weight and bullying, after a viewer attacked her for being fat. >>> and last dance. cut throat composition on the dance floor. but one all-star fails to find his hollywood ending. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with that newly-released video, getting lots of attention before tonight's first presidential debate. >> it was released overnight by a conservative website. the speech was given to a largely african-american audience back in 2007, when mr. obama was still a senator. critics say the president was divisively pandering to the crowd, saying that the fog did not do enough to help residents of new orleans after hu
night's debate continues on wjla.com. you will find a fact check as well as how the obama camp is adjusting its approach for the next one. we will also show you how you can get interactive and register your opinions. >> a massive manhunt tonight underweight for a 17-year-old. he has not been seen since monday. what is the latest? >> we have an intense search going on. this is going to go until the evening. they have been surging trails allover this area in fairfax. we're talking about a 17-year- old who made no statements about running away. this is a mystery and his parents are having a tough time. >> follow all the leads that we can. >> tired yes. >> as the parents of bryan glenn make posters and e-mails. they work around the clock to find him. >> we wanted to get home. we love you. >> fairfax county police helicopter hovered over the park. the place for his jet was found on tuesday. a search team scoured the woods. >> i am ready to cry. my heart is broken. >> the family says a senior dropped off his 16-year-old brother. instead the family says surveillance video shows in buy
's the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates. that would reduce revenue by nearly $5 trillion over 10 years. he says he would offset that loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions but he has refused to say which ones leaving him open to attack by team obama. >> mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem. and that's absolutely crazy. >> reporter: while the president continues that fund-raising swing, mitt romney will deliberate blistering foreign policy speeches attacking the president on middle eastern policy. that is tomorrow. david? >> david kerley traveling with the romney campaign this weekend, david, thank you. >>> i want to bring in our senior washington editor rick klein tonight. let's gallup poll we showed. a tighter race already. a rolling average as we know and still reflects voters asked before the debate and still could be on the move and all eyes on the crucial battleground straights. in colorado where the debate was held, university of denver poll showing the president holding on to his lead in colorado and, rick, why are both campa
tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into israeli territory over the weekend is mystery this morning. israeli military shot down the unmanned aircraft in a remote area to avoid civilian casualties. now israeli officials don't believe it took off from pal
obama's practice sessions. the president is out of practice. the last time he debated was four years ago. and, rob and paula, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday, the debates are about more than who comes out on top. they are a chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. >> managing expectations, as always. tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and abc news coverage of the debate begins tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. keep right here on abc. >>> and there is word this morning of a series of secret meetings at the white house. focusing on the threat from al qaeda in north africa. "the washington post" says the meetings came before the 9/11 attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very first time. >>> and there are plenty of questions to answer about the derailment of an amtrak passenger tr
romney. because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment rate could go from 8.1% to 8.2%. >> critical numbers. tahman bradley live for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and one other campaign note this morning. a film dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is ca
on the middle class." want proof? adad the non-partisa study for yourself at american.com. obama a his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve is message. >> it is going to be a weend seasonal change.. there conditioners today.. tomorrrrow,, definity the furnace. there with fair skies. egrees in gaithersbururg. ththe winds are out of e south. lolook at t the e extent of thid front in quebec all l thee way n toto mississssippi. itsay to some of the coldldest areas. look at how c cold it is to the of us, already 47 in ttsburgh. 36 degrees in chigo. snow in the upper midwest. none of that f us.s. certainly, cold tempmperatures. 75-78. winds wi shift to the north. tomorrow, a wet and chilly sunday. 4848-bit 2s as good as we will i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's n not my plan." mitchell: "thehe nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney lev with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks?
." want proof? read the non-partisan stu for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we c can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i appre this message. we c can't afford four more years. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... lowage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00. >> an infant and his grandmother by smoke and fire are safe tonight. >> i have some brave firefighters to thank. you do not see, much evidence of the fire. this could have been bad blood not because of the fast action you were talking about -- of the it wasn't because action you are talking about. >> the smoke was really bad. d not see. >> that was reason to fear. smoke inhalation as the situationisk on a this and an elderly grandmother and an infant bo
am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we begin with good news for the country and president obama. the u.s. unemployment rate has fallen below 8% for the first time in nearly a full your years. >> employers added 114th thousand jobs since september. jobless rate fell to 7.8% last month and wages rose. the department also revised the numbers for july and august saying the economy at its 86,000 more jobs than first estimated. >> the jobs report is a big topic on the campaign trail. republican candidate mitt romney campaigning in battleground virginia. looks like they're getting ready to announce that he will be speaking soon at carter machinery in abingdon. president obama in virginia as well. >> scott thuman joins us from george mason university. seems like a more confident president obama than we saw during the debate scott. we would check back with him in a couple minutes. the president speaking after 11:00 this morning in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest inf
obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the, it would take me too long to go through all the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada tonight for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe accounts that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i am anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> clearly, they have been practicing zirng angers and linr months. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> the president is being coached to be crisper and shorten his answers. the former democratic candidate says mr. obama need to avoid being irritable. >> he has to relax, show a little sense of humor. show why he is lookable. >> re
proof? read the non-partisa study for yourself at american.com. o obama and his liberal allies? wean't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. time is 7:56 on this friday. metro riders could face delays because of track work begins at 10:00 untilt and will run closing on monday. investigators are looking for a fire in northwest d.c. and one man was critically injured when he jumped from the second floor trying to escape flames. newschannel 8 will have an in- the top of the hour. tootheir roads, it is not bad for a friday morning. northbound 95 had an earlier was moved off the road way in dumfries. no major delays inside the beltway. 66, looking good for the most part from manassas. once you get to the beltway in virginia, in our loop delays o gallowsngfield t road. maryland, it is moving quite with no reported trouble county on the outer loop of the beltway. [no audio] thanks for joining us, we will be back at 8:27. david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in marylan it's just that simple, i mean, it's
. thanks for listening. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> a mother and father say the death of their 12-year-old daughter has uncovered a major problem in the school system. >> now they want to see every school employees trained in cpr. >> this is certainly an eye opener. right now, the state requires the two staff members in every school in the state be trained to do cpr and use defibrillators. these parents say that is not enough. according to her parents, this 12-year-old victim did not receive cpr for 10 minutes after she collapsed as cool. they say her teacher, who was right there called 911, but did not administer the life-saving technique. if she had, the question, would their daughter be alive today? >> it is a question we have to live with every day. no one did so how will i ever know? >> if someone had been trained to respond as needed would that have made the difference? >> the victim had a heart valve problem that was checked regularly. she fell to the ground. some classmates ran to get her father who happen to be at school that day for his younger daughters fiel
close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. clash of the candidates. governor romney and president obama face off on the economy, jobs, even big bird. the challenger, on offense. >> you're entitled to your own airplane, and your own house. but not your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team come in to arrest three employees at gunpoint. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. just hours before their faceoff, jon stewart is h
, and holding him accountable for the obama record. we haven't seen that too much in this campaign. there's been so many personal attacks. so many back and forth. he was able to say, look, this is what you promised four years ago. where is the gap here? most importantly, he's able to say, this is the choice i'm offering. and he was able to control this debate. >> did you think that romney will see a bounce coming out of this, the way that obama had a bounce coming out of the convention, in charlotte, with bill clinton's famous speech? >> he is looking for a comeback moment. what happens next is going to be important. he's going to be giving a speech on foreign policy. he'll be asked about this in interviews in the coming days. if he can build on this, yes. he will start to close the gap. the romney campaign, just happened just at the right moment for them to capitalize on something. knowing you have five weeks left. there's a couple of turns left. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday, october 16th. >> thanks, rick. >> thank you, guys. >>> again, we extend our thanks to rick klein for that. w
proof?? read the non-partisan studydy for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up -- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. ♪ ♪ a good time ♪ it's always a good time >>> and a nice columbus day crowd here on times square this morning. a little chilly but look how packed they are. we met a lot of people here. it is a big monday here at "gma." it's "melrose" monday. big all-star blowout. our friends at "entertainment weekly" covering it. and some of the cast members. we cannot wait for all of that. >> it's great that the cast comes together. >> amy is enjoying this. >> i, for whatever reason, had a chance to sit down with some of the cast of "melrose place" to talk about some of those moments we all loved to watch. remember this iconic scene. the pool fight between jane and sydney with a wedding dress. >>
axelrod, the strategic adviser for obama, to alleviate some of the same costly mistakes. >> paul ryan must be a little nervous for the first national debate. he's going up against a 40-year vet. >>> the race in connecticut is close. it has been particularly nasty. their debate is no different. >> i think obama care was put into place to bring down the cost curve on health care, and that's not what's happening. insurance premiums are going up. the cost of health care is going up. we're going to add about 10 million more people to our health care rolls. >> let's fix the bill and make it right and not repeal it and the ma thaul gee that you can preserve all ltd good parts. >> the two are vying for the seat now held by joe lieberman, an independent who is retiring. >>> israel is trying to determine the origin of the drone it shot down after it crossed into israeli territory over the weekend. nobody was injured in the incident. the unmanned plane was not carrying any exsphroes eufrs and it was not a surveillance drone. israelie officials don't believe it originated from a certain territory. the
can create jobs. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts, that favor the wealthy. >> stronger president than we saw during the debate, huh. heading into the second debate, the obama campaign says it is changing strategy. advisers admit the president gave long-winded answers that did not connect emotionally with the audience. what a difference a day makes. >> absolutely. >> timid and lethargic wednesday. then that yesterday. >>> absolutely. forget any preconceived notions you may have about elephants and their eating habits. take a look at these polite little elephants you see here with table manner that would make emily post smile. >> not only that, the asian elephants are working on maintaining their girlish figures stick with fresh fruits and veggies. visiting des moines, iowa, through the weekend as part of the ringling brothers barnum and bailey circus. >> love elephants. >> our snack room at 2:00 a.m. >> i didn't get any snacks. nobody introduced me to the snack bar. >> wasn't the full-fledged, overni
opportunity. >> reporter: this presidential campaign has been going on for nearly two years, and finally it's debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama's rehearsing with senator john kerry and mitt romney is squaring off against senator rob portman. both candidates have challenges and checklists. president obama is working on shorter answers, trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions, short, concisely and to the point so it is much more like his mannerisms and his style and the way he comes across, as opposed to information in this. >> reporter: and mitt romney? he has to seem relatable after his 47% comments. how can he do that? show compassion. show he is competent. and connect with voters. >> on those three cs that's where he really has got to do well. >> reporter: romney arrived in colorado to continue his debate prep but
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